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Steiner 8.5x26 Wildlife Pro Binoculars Introduction

According to Steiner: Steiner's new 8.5 x 26 Wildlife Pro compacts are small and light enough to fit in your pocket. They have a wide field of view and are phase corrected and come with fully multi-coated lenses for superb resolution and brightness.

The compact binoculars are shockproof with a Makrolon fibre-reinforced polycarbonate body and a slip-proof rubber armouring.

Theynare also waterproof, designed to seal out dirt, dust, mist and rain, the Steiner Wildlife 8.5 x 26 Binoculars provides a powerful companion for all outdoor adventures.

The ergonomically shaped eyecups guarantee great viewing comfort without distracting side light.

The Safari Guide Opinion

The smallest binoculars in Steiners Wildlife Pro series, that also have a excellent field of view of 333ft at 1000 yards. This means that they not only make good safari binoculars, but are excellent compact birdwatching binoculars.

The compact size means that they can easily fit into the top pocket of your shirt, which enables you to also carry you camera - perfect for a walking safaris and birding holidays.

Like all the Wildlife Pro binoculars from Steiner, they have a tough hard rubber armour that not only feels solid and comfortable to hold, but it protects them very well from any day to day knocks and bumps..

Price

Not the cheapest compact binoculars out there, but also far from the most expensive. I think these offer a good compromise between price and quality.

Quality

Steiner is a quality German brand and these are quality compact binoculars.

Robust

Easily tough enough for outdoor use and perfect for traveling with. They also come with a great protective case will fit easily into your luggage.

Size

The small size makes them easy to fit into your hand luggage and more importantly for taking with you on that walking safari without having to leave your camera behind!

Main Features

  • Weight: 9.7 ozs.
  • Eye relief: 13 mm
  • Field of view: 333 feet @ 1,000 yards
  • Dimensions: (inches) 5.2Lx1.8Hx4.4W
  • Close focus: 6.5 feet

Exit Pupil: A great exit pupil of just over 3, combined with fully multi-coated lenses means that these let in plenty of light and have a bright clear image. Ideal for all light conditions. (read more on exit pupil

Field of View: 333ft at 1000 yards is very good for a pair of compact binoculars and matches many quality full size binoculars. Meaning that they make ideal birding as well as safari binoculars.

Eye relief: They have 13 mm of eye relief, which is not what you would call long eye relief, but should be enough for most people. Eyeglass wearers who want to (or have to) use their binoculars with their glasses may consider getting binoculars with a longer eye relief. (Read more on eye relief and eyeglasses here)

Cost & Where to Buy


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Steiner 8.5x26 Wildlife Pro Binoculars on Amazon.co.uk Steiner 8.5x26 Wildlife Pro Binoculars on Amazon.com

 

Conclusion

Excellent quality, tougha nd with a wide field of view. I personally prefer a slightly stronger magnification than 8x, but with a bigger magnification you get a reduced fiewld of view and a less steady view through them. This means that these 8.5x26 Wildlife Pro Binoculars are great compact allrounders, ideal for birdwatching as well as good safari binoculars.

Similar Binoculars

If you are looking for a larger magnification you may consider the 10.5x28 wildlife pros, or the cheaper 10x26 wildlife binoculars from Steiner.

Steiner 10.5x28 Wildlife Pro BinocularsSteiner Wildlife Pro 10.5x28 Binoculars

Could these be the ultimate safari binoculars?

The perfect combination of shock resistance, visual performance and comfortable handling. Designed with glare and UV blocking, these Steiner Wildlife binoculars also have the ability to offer clear, distortion free images in bright sunlight. The High-Contrast Optics offer excellent visual experiences and all at a reasonable price.

>> Full Review and Where to Buy


Steiner 10x26 Wildlife BinocularsSteiner Wildlife 10x26 Binoculars

Smaller and cheaper than the Steiner Wildlife Pro 10.5x28, yet still provides excellent performance and powerful magnification.

These compact Steiner's make ideal traveling companions and are perfect for safari holidays. Small enough to fit in your pocket, yet still powerfull enough so that you don't miss a thing. With a tough rubberised armour they should also handle most day to day knocks as well as the flight to Africa!

>> Full Review and Where to Buy


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